A program that allows neighbors of Puna Geothermal Venture to sell their homes to Hawaii County is on hold, a move that leaves 30 applications in limbo.
Two national parks confronted serious damage to historic structures and state officials were assessing damage to Kawaihae Harbor in the wake of persistent waves in the 12 to 18 foot range this week.
Citing uncertainty about oil prices and instability in the ownership of the state’s electric utility, Mayor Billy Kenoi on Friday yanked the plug on a proposed waste-to-energy incinerator.
The number of unemployed Big Islanders fell in December, notching a fourth consecutive month Hawaii County has seen its unemployment rate decline.
The June 27 lava flow continued to widen Friday morning while showing little, if any, forward progress.
Hawaii Island’s doctor shortage grew by 17 percent in the last year.
State and county parks officials were assessing damage to recreation areas and cleaning up debris as high surf continued to pound beaches and close roads in West Hawaii on Thursday.
The Hawaii County Council has entered a new era of accessibility to the public — starting today, council and committee meetings will be streamed live on the county’s website.
A settlement is in the works between Hawaii County and the state Department of Health, which last year fined the county more than $350,000 for violations at two landfills.
HONOLULU — Legislative leaders from the Hawaii House of Representatives say they plan to focus on fixing infrastructure, encouraging business and increasing participation in government in the new legislative session.
The June 27 lava flow was widening at its front but showing little sign of advancement Thursday morning, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
If World War II hadn’t broken out, Iwao Yonemitsu might have become a teacher.
A 43-year-old homeless man who suffered several stab wounds died Tuesday evening despite efforts from Fire Department personnel and civilian bystanders to save his life.
A local nonprofit whose director opposes Mayor Billy Kenoi’s plans for a waste-to-energy incinerator lost its longstanding contract to educate the community about recycling.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature has begun its 2015 session with plans to tackle a tight budget and issues including providing affordable housing and improving patients’ access to medical marijuana.
Longs Drugs plans to reopen its Pahoa store next week, making it the first major retailer to return since the June 27 lava flow prompted several to evacuate last month.
The June 27 lava flow’s most distal point was active but did not appear to be advancing Wednesday morning, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.